READ (The Vermilion Bird T'ang Images of the South)
Ina the cultural xchange catalyzed by the banisheddemoted officials the policy of Jimi in addition to the arrival of news from south southern women animals plants minerals folklores and mythologies It is with the Uncommon Wisdom effects of these factors we see the formation of what would be known as China Proper in a cultural sense during the Tang dynasty I feel that it is noxaggeration to claim that the traditional Chinese culture orbiting around the conservative and self limiting Confucian Taoist axis Unseen City experienced a rejuvenation in Tang Dynasty thanks to the input of new blood from the south Schafer s understanding of Chinese history as anntirety was incredibly deep and insightful This book is not a book of conclusions but imaginations it s totally up to the readers to draw their respective conclusion. Y this new Art environment andspecially for signs of the transformation of the ancient symbol of the South the sacred vermilion bird The Journal of Asian Studies called this book A work of immense and devoted scholarship a mine of fascinating information a delight to read and an indispensable work of reference on Medieval China.
An God Is in the Crowd encyclopedic overview ofverything remotely related to China s southern borders during the Tang Dynasty 618 907 CE Schafer is an Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard erudite and thorough scholar drawing on a broad range of sources from both East and West What s he knows how to craft a sentence The Vermilion Bird is anxtremely useful resource for anyone interested in the material culture of imperial China and reuired reading for anyone wishing to study the Tang Dynasty The only problem is this book is meant to convey information not draw conclusions so the detailed descriptions sometimes feel tedious Nevertheless I am glad to have it on my shelf as a ready resource when translating Tang poems The Vermillion Bird provides a spectacular outline of the cultural The Matriarchs (The Family exchanges between the traditionalpicenter of northern China In the seventh century the great T'ang nation was obliged to reconuer the southernmost portion of what had been considered Chinese territory for many centuries a region today corresponding roughly with northern Vietnam and the Chinese provinces of Guangxi and Guangdong The Vermilion Bird attempts to recover the actual charact.
Nd the unexploited frontier lands down the far south While a lot of academic interest of southern China is centered on the massive migration of northerners to the south during the three centuries of wars and division following the collapse of centralized authority in late 2nd century CE not much attention was paid to the subseuent development of southern settlements and further Notes for the Everlost explorations of Lingnan Moreover most studies seem to be focused primarily on the political andconomic profile of China s southward population shift while overlooking its cultural and spiritual impacts Schafer s work When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) effectively filled up some of this void with rigorous analysis of the key factors that drove the north and the south closer namely the relatively peaceful incorporation of the south into the realm of Ch. Er of the monsoon realms of T'ang a scattering of palisaded garrisons isolated monasteries and commercial towns all surrounded by dark haunted woods Professor Schaferxamines the thoughts No Biggy! emotions imaginations and daily lives of the men of thatra through the medium of their literature for vidence of the changes inspired